2018-03-12 / Sports

Indians sweep twinbill from Union County

By LARRY HILLIARD
Ledger Sports Editor

Unlike most prep sports, the Gaffney baseball team celebrates Senior Night early in the season rather than during the team’s final home game.

Considering the Indians’ success, maybe more teams should give it a try.

Austin Duckett went the distance in the Indians’ 7-4 win in the opening game and Chandler Brooks pitched 4 1/3 strong innings to complete the sweep with a come-from-behind 5-4 win in the second game.

Senior Ty Davidson got the start in the second game but shaky defense chased him from the game after only two outs.

Both of the runs charged to him were unearned. Brooks got out of the first and cruised the rest of the way.

Sylas Wood had a RBI when the Indians tied it with two runs in the second.

Gaffney went ahead with 3 runs in the third on Landon Queen’s RBI and a 2-run throwing error on Union County.

In the first game, Union County went ahead with a run in the second. But the Indians answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Tanner Atkins had the big RBI hit to highlight the inning.

Donte Wade scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-1 in the third before Union County tied it in the fourth.

Gaffney went on top to stay with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Wood doubled and Wade and Trent McDaniels had RBI hits in the inning.

Gaffney is at East Rutherford today.

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